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Supply Finance Manager

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: Joplin
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Location: Joplin, MO, 94804Department: Finance Summary Red Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Supply Finance Manager to join our exciting pet food business at our manufacturing plant in Joplin, MO. This role will support our Joplin, MO plant and our Miami, OK plant. Who is Red Collar? We are pet people, and to us pets are family. We believe that they deserve good food made with wholesome and balanced nutrition in every bag and bowl. It is our commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S. which makes us all proud of our company and the pets we ultimately feed. Purpose of Role The Supply Finance Manager serves as a trusted leader in the Finance organization and provides financial leadership for the manufacturing sites. The primary purpose of this role is to partner with the plant manager and other manufacturing associates in the pursuit of operational excellence and cost efficiency through a variety of initiatives. This position provides transparency on operating results and clarifies key performance indicators for Supply through variance analysis, cost structure analysis, benchmarking, period reporting, and planning. The role will be based at the Joplin, MO factory 4 days per week and the Miami, OK factory 1 day per week. Principal Accountabilities Partner with all members of the site leadership team to ensure ownership and accountability of financial performance, while identifying process improvement and cost reduction opportunities across all plant related cost categories (materials; labor; equipment; indirect purchases; and inventory). Prepare and distribute periodic (e.g. weekly, monthly) plant financial analysis including insightful commentaries detailing issues, opportunities, and action plans. Provide routine or ad hoc analysis and communicate with leadership regarding significant financial performance variances. Work closely with leadership to identify opportunities and develop strategies, understand internal business operations, and make decisions on process development and implementation to increase efficiencies and create cost savings. Partner with plant manager, local leadership team, and broader supply finance team to develop annual financial plans and periodic forecasts as needed. Responsible for accountability of all inventories from receipt to usage. This would include driving continued improvement on waste reductions of each type. Maintain adequate accounting system records, ensure timely completion of standard procedures (i.e. period end closing, financial statement analysis, and daily accounting transactions), and consistently enhance controls and business solutions designed to mitigate financial risk. Present plant financial analysis and scorecard to plant and business unit management, with emphasis on operational performance Partner with the Plant Manager in the monthly presentation of operating results and relevant variance analysis to site Leadership team, Controller and Executive Management Team. Responsible for Month End period closing, and associated balance sheet management, accruals and purchase order reconciliation. Be hands on to ensure process adherence across the plant for all relevant metrics including, but not limited to Inventory Control and Risk Management, Cycle Counting Accuracy, Overall Effectiveness of Equipment(OEE). Order Fulfilment Rate, Inventory Obsolescence, Vendor Payment Management and Customer Billing (AP and AR are centralized, but the plant processes are key to a smooth operation). Support department and plant initiatives- including quality and safety. Volunteer to lead or co-lead initiatives. Participate on the plant leadership team and in weekly performance meetings. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Key Functional Skills/Knowledge Experience of working in a manufacturing environment Technical understanding of cost and management accounting systems and processes, capital project evaluation, and analytical techniques. Ability to meet deadlines under time constraints. Working knowledge of Supply processes (Demand Planning, S&OP, Inventory flow and control, etc.) General business acumen with demonstrated ability to understand the functional interdependencies Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing Ability to analyze and make recommendations from large amounts of data Thinks strategically, has high level of intellectual curiosity and improvement mindset Able to manage multiple various projects with sense of urgency Able to handle challenging or conflict situations with tact and professionalism Able to work collaboratively with employees in a variety of departments and build consensus around key initiatives Proficient with software such as Excel- Word- and PowerPoint- including the ability to create- modify and ensure accuracy of complex spreadsheets Knowledge of JDE or other ERP system Ability to function in a high paced environment with frequent change M inimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field 5+ years relevant work experience within manufacturing environment Ability to travel 15% Preferred Qualifications: MBA, CPA or CMA Red Collar Pet Foods is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.Job Type: Full-timePI177858089

Keywords: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc., Joplin , Supply Finance Manager, Executive , Joplin, Missouri

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